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Monday!

 

And once again it's the end of the annual fanime con...I am so depressed.  I can't believe it's over until next year. *pout

I was so draggy last year but I am rather pleased...I didn't get the plushies though so that wasn't a good thing.  BUT I got the ears.

I so wanted to swing by the Artist Alley, but I don't think I'll get around to it but who knows things happen.

 

You know that it's been a long convention when you notice the Otaku staggering around like drunks.

Right now it's currently time for all the otaku to start their migrations out of the their hotel rooms and bother poor harried bell boys and demand them to come get their bags and knick knacks.

I have deiced that I won't be bringing so much stuff next year one because it leaves more room for goodies...and I need a job so I can BUY goodies!  But also it gives me room to repack all that crap back into the bags! OH MY GOD So much stuff!  I need to bring less clothes and things so I can at least stuff all the stuff back into my suitcase! Or at least it will be a little lighter. Hm…or maybe I should just get bigger luggage…

 

 I am so disappointed in myself.  I went to the anime for people over 30 panel...I am such a bad person.

*wah wah!

 

Today it's presented by Jonathan Osbourn, who is rather funny but has a tendency to overwhelm people and take over a topic of conversation solely by the volume of his voice.

So we got dragged around a lot but we the people in the room did push back and we had a nice hour long talk about Anime and what drew us to anime.

 

I wasn't happy but, I went anyways. It was kinda meh. Mr. Poitras didn't make it...although I noticed him wandering around the concourse later. Maybe he just didn't want to wake up that early.

 

One of the ladies there said that she sends around $5,000 on this convention! Can you imagine that?!

She and her daughter and her friends stay over all 4 days of the convention…and she spends that much on it?! And that's not even cosplay. What the heck is she buying?! She lives in SJ so it's not like it's travel expenses…wow…

She used to live down in So. Cal and went to Anime Expo..THE CON. She says that it has lost it's "charm" because it's so darn big anymore. She likes this convention better. She says that there is a "Ballroom" there that can hold up to 50,000 people. *Boggles

 

One question that I'll probably gnaw on is:  "What keeps you interested in anime?"

I'll have to think about it…

 

Okay so once I escaped that panel...which was more on track this year than last year, I went back to the room and packed up my luggage. Changed my clothes and checked out. I had them hold my bags for me then went to the convention center.

 

I wateched the last of the AnimeMusic video Top 100 videos (24-1) and a few other little AMVs. Then wandered over to Stage Zero. Stood around a bit and soaked up what was left of the fanime experience. I could have stayed for closing ceremonies but it's like…you don't want it to end. So if you don't "participate" in some of the things it won't in a way…I am not sure what I am trying to say.

I picked up some stuff off the tables that they have. Doubles: one for me, one for Arra. I'll send them off to her when I get a chance.

 

I slowly wandered out the front doors and looked at the last lingering cosplayers and watched the Jesus … people. Okay. I'll have to rant about them…but I'll do it in a separate post. They make me go GRRR.

 

Then I collected my bags from the hotel and caught the lite rail and went home….

Other than those last few tweets….Fanime is over again for another year.

 

I can't WAIT till 2010!!!

 

With Tour of California being held on the same weekend?! Hmmm…choices choices!

 

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Con Sunday!

MAN I am beat! I got in at 2:00 am and slept for like 5 hrs...I am draggin!
I got up around 7...was going to go to a panel at ten..but decided not to and stayed in bed then ventured out at noon. I wanted to see anime chess but I am too tired to go. SO I am back at the room and am going to try and take a nap. I don't remember being so tired last year. uh...
They are also doing a whole bunch of cosplay gatherings but I am too tired to go enjoy any of it.
 lol
They're going to replay Death Fantasy tonight at 11...I'll go watch it again!

I stayed in all day. I watched Deadliest catch marathons and Jon and Kate +8  and the inside 9/11 documentary on nat geo. other than that I didn't do much except feel sorry for myself.  I am kinda hungry and I have a couple of hrs before I "have" to be back here to watch the death fantasy thing. I may go I may not I am not sure... Iam sleepy but I don't want to take anything to wake me up because I am going to take a pill if I can find it when I get back to the room and get a full nights sleep.
I went back through the program today while just hanging out in the room and saw a few things I would have LOVED to see but didn't check them out earlier...I can only hope that they decided to repeate them next year...I am sad now.

Panels I missed and wanted to go to include:

Anime Hell Lounge
Yelling back at the screen with Ric Meyers
Older titles for newer fans with Gilles Poitras
Anime and Manga for Grown-ups with Gilles Poitras
Anime impact on USA Cartoons
commoners' games (which sounded absolutely hilarious...but I think it was in conflict with something else)
Cosplay: overdoing it
Gaia Online panel/gathering
How to cosplay on a budget
Intro to Lolita & Fashion show
JRock: Harajuku and beyond
JPop
KPop
The RPG genre
The ultimate geekdom panel
Visual Kei: More than music

I enjoyed the Short film showcase and the AMVs and Anime Hell. I wanted to see AMVs that should have made the top 100 list...but I mean between all the panels, stage zero, the masque, the video rooms, walking around to see the cosplayers, the dealer's rooms, eating, sleeping, and bathing there just aren't enough hours in the day!!!

 Today was a pretty good day to just hang out in the room and do nothing. If I was really into it, I would have gone down and taken pics with everyone but I didn't...was too tired.

I can't WAIT To get home and download videos from youtube.
I love this place! you can wear things here that you can't anywhere else unless you have a killer attitude and just don't care.  What else was on the idea list of things to do on Sunday?

Before the con I went to the website and was extremely excited to see the pocket guide.  I tried to get Nancy's computer to print it out..but it was only going to print it out one sheet at a time..and that was like 40 sheets. HELL NO
Luckily I noticed the PDF of alternate schedules and one that had Stage Zero on it.
I printed that one out and brought it with me to the con.
ANYWAYS:   Sunday
I went to the panel on Anime for Parents. While I like Mr.Poitras I think he's a little too caught up on Shonen stuff honestly. But I mean he's a man and so that's what draws him.
I don't like these panel when they ask us: Well what things are you into?
my mind goes blank.  I mean I am reading Junjo Romantica and Skip Beat.  yeah. I don't think I'd bring those up in polite society. However I got to thinking about it and I kinda wondered why he didn't bring up Kare Kano or Hana-kimi. I like The Wallflower...I think it has a good positive message even if Sunako is rather dark. ^.^
I loved Tramps like Us because Sumire even though she was such a strong modern woman had her self esteem issues and I liked how Momo stuck with her through everything.
And my new "Darling" is With the Light which I think I should bludgeon Mr. Poitras over the head with ^.^
There are others but I have a horrible memory for titles if I was at home I'd list more.

I stayed in that room for the Carl Horn Dark Horse Manga thing. They said that Dark Horse had a GREAT panel up at Sakura Con so I wanted the skinny on what was up and coming. He had  previews on some new things that they are publishing. Especially Oh my Goddess!! ooooo...

After that I went back to the room...BAH!
I wanted to go check out A Cosplay for You panel, So you Wanna live in Japan panel, Gaia online, How to Cosplay on a Budget, the Shippuden Move 2 - Bonds. Sasuke! SQUEEE!
and the Music video contest.
From my window I watched partisipants go over to the Fairmont for the Black and White Ball. I felt sorry for myself and stuff...called Arra but didn't actually sleep. So much for nap time. I was tired but not sleepy. Go fig.

I did drag my butt out of bed to go down and watch Nescaflowne! I love that movie. and after that!!! They played Fanboy Beebop! I liked that one too!
After all that I walked the con center because I Wanted to check it out..and I hadn't...and I got glomped. I feel so violated!!! lol
After I was able to pry the fanboys off...I wandered back to Stage Zero and rewatched Dead Fantasy and then wandered home....sleep! Glorious Sleep!

Maybe I'll be more charged up tomorrow.

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